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Salzburg: The Original Sound of Music Tour

1. Salzburg: The Original Sound of Music Tour

Discover the hills that have been alive to the Sound of Music since 1967. This 4-hour tour of the famous movie’s locations whisks you around the historical city of Salzburg, then departs for the breathtaking mountainous landscape of Salzkammergut. Traveling with, Albus, the company involved with the original filming, you will be guided around The Mirabell Gardens – where the famous “Do-Re-Mi” singing scene took place – and the 17th-Century Hellbrunn Palace, where Rolf and Liesl sang "16 going on 17," and Maria and the Baron sang “Something Good.” Heading for the mountainous landscape of Salzkammergut, you will stop off at the idyllic Palace of Leopoldskron, the Benedictine monastery of Nonnberg Abbey, Lake Wolfgang, and the cloister church in Mondsee, where Maria walked down the aisle to meet the Baron at the altar. As well as providing a glimpse into a timeless movie, the tour also takes in many other local pieces of history and culture along the way.

From Vienna: Sound of Movies Musical Tour to Salzburg

2. From Vienna: Sound of Movies Musical Tour to Salzburg

Start your trip in the idyllic scenery of the Austrian Alps. Visit the famous church of Mondsee, chosen by the director of The Sound of Music as an ideal location for Maria's wedding. On the way to Salzburg, take the chance to snap great pictures of the beautiful lakes and peaks. Enjoy the fresh air in the Hellbrunn Park, and see the famous Gazebo keeping the secret of Liesl's first kiss. See the Nonnberg nunnery, the oldest in Europe that became famous thanks to voice of Maria Kutschera, whose story served as inspiration for the Sound of Music movie. Take a stroll through the magnificent Mirabell Gardens, where Maria and the children danced around the Pegasus Fountain singing the song Do-re-mi. See the picturesque Hourse Pond shot in the film and Residence Square's famous Residence Fountain, the most famous fountain in the city, chosen for the I Have Confidence in Me song. Take pictures of the Summer Riding School where the von Trapp family took part in the world-famous Salzburg music festival, and enjoy the silence of the oldest cemetery in Austria at the Saint Peter's Monastery, where the von Trapp family found a secure hiding place before escaping to Italy.

From Vienna: Day Trip to Salzburg with 'Sound of Music' Tour

3. From Vienna: Day Trip to Salzburg with 'Sound of Music' Tour

Step into the magic of the film 'The Sound of Music' this day trip from Vienna to Salzburg. Hear live commentary about the Trapp family aboard the airconditioned bus. Stop by sights iconic sights from the film like Leopoldskron castle and the Felsenreitschule theater.  Board the comfortable bus outside the Vienna State Opera and relax on the drive as you hear facinating background information about the life of the Trapp family. Stop in Hellbrunn, where you can admire the original pavilion from the film during a walk.  Continue to see the outside of the Leopoldskron castle and its tranquil pond which was used as part of the Trapp family home in the film. View the church where the Trapps were actually married at Nonnberg Chapel. Stroll through the streets of Salzburg and see the large medieval fortress of Hohen Salzburg. Finally, reach the Felsenreitschule theater in the center of Salzburg where your guided walk ends. Enjoy free time in the city of Salzburg to explore at your own pace.  Sing a song or two from the cult film in the bus on the way back to your drop-off point at the the Vienna State Opera house. 

Salzburg: Half-Day Sound of Music Guided Walking Tour

4. Salzburg: Half-Day Sound of Music Guided Walking Tour

The Sound of Music Walking Tour leads through the heart of Salzburg’s historic Old Town, which is full with Sound of Music filming locations. The scenes for the popular song “Do-Re-Mi” were filmed all over the city and are world-famous! Walk the same pathways the Sound of Music Cast took to their filming locations in the world cultural heritage city of Salzburg. Join our Sound of Music experts and hear exciting behind-the-scenes stories, anecdotes about life on the Sound of Music film set and recall the remarkable saga of the Trapp family. During the Sound of Music Walking Tour, you will not only see the filming locations, but you’ll also be embarking on a simultaneous voyage of discovery through centuries of history. Salzburg‘s historic Old Town is one of the UNESCO‘s World Heritage Sites. The Sound of Music Walking Tour begins at the Mirabell Palace and leads through the Mirabell Gardens and across the Salzach River to the elevator up to the Moenchsberg. Up there, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Old Town’s many church steeples, all rising between the forested slopes of the Kapuzinerberg and the Fortress’s perch up on the Festungsberg. Along the way, you can declare your eternal love for your partner by attaching your own love lock to the Marko Feingold Footbridge, which offers a spectacular view of Salzburg’s historic city center. Thanks to WLAN, you are constantly connected to your friends and family at home and can share your impressions with your loved ones any time you like. The world-famous filming locations in the city of Salzburg are a must-see for every Sound of Music fan. Be sure to get your tickets for this popular tour today!

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What people are saying about Nonnberg Abbey

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We took the Sound of Music tour .. our team of Dave and Boris were exceptional . Very informative , highly entertaining and enthusiastic, and completely professional . We can thoroughly recommend the tour and this team in particular . A very enjoyable day

Very knowledgeable, retired guide who has worked with this for 20 years. He had to pull in at short notice when the trip suddenly became 2 buses instead of one. He had so much interesting to tell, both about Austria and the Sound of Music

Our guide Peter and driver Boris were fabulous. We had the best time ever and learned so much about the filming of The a Sound Of Music but also about the real Maria and the Von Trapp family. We will be back!

Brigette our tour guide was amazing. The tour was so interesting. I kind of dragged my fiancé to this but he ended up loving it!! We even got to have some wine and beer on the bus!

My daughter 10 years old, and I, were more than satisfied with our experience of the tour!! We'll gladly do it again next time in Salzburg!!